Portrait of Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson

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Kurt is an associate attorney at McKee Morgan Attorneys. He joined the firm in 2019 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Joseph M. Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Kurt’s focus is on litigation.

Kurt graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. During his final undergraduate semester, he worked with the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project assisting low-income individuals with obtaining legal advice on family legal issues. After graduating from the University of Maine, Kurt earned his law degree from Maine Law, graduating cum laude and receiving a special endorsement for completing over 80 hours of pro bono service while in law school.

In law school, Kurt developed a wide range of legal experience. He was the Executive Editor of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and published an article about the litigation that has occurred over the use of off-road vehicles on the beaches of national seashores. In addition, he interned with the Maine Office of the Attorney General in the Litigation and Natural Resources divisions, volunteered with a non-profit environmental law firm, worked for several criminal defense firms, and was a teaching assistant for an Administrative Law class. During his final year at Maine Law, Kurt discovered his desire to be a trial attorney while working as a student attorney with the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. As a student attorney, Kurt was primarily involved with the representation of juveniles and criminal defendants, and also advocated for clients in family law, protection from abuse, and foreclosure defense cases. Throughout his time with the Clinic, Kurt gained hands-on courtroom and litigation experience, appearing in Maine trial courts from York County to Aroostook County and also representing an appellate client in an oral argument before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Outside of the courtroom, Kurt can be found on the golf course, the lakes, and in the mountains. He is currently working toward becoming a member of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club with his wife, Rachel, who is a teacher in Portland.

Education: University of Maine, B.A., 2014; University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2018.

Reported Cases: Adoption of Parker J., 2018 ME 63; Ouellette v. Beaupre, 977 F.3d 127 (1st Cir. 2020).

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